|Phil Plait: How to defend Earth from asteroids - TED.com|
What's six miles wide and can end civilization in an instant? An asteroid -- and there are lots of them out there. With humor and great visuals, Phil Plait enthralls the TEDxBoulder audience with all the ways asteroids can kill, and what we must do to avoid them.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxBoulder; TED; Talks; TEDxFeatured; astronomy; science; technology; 2011
|Thomas Suarez: A 12-year-old app developer - TED.com|
Most 12-year-olds love playing videogames -- Thomas Suarez taught himself how to create them. After developing iPhone apps like "Bustin Jeiber," a whack-a-mole game, he is now using his skills to help other kids become developers.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; TEDxFeatured; education; entertainment; technology; youth; TEDxManhattanBeach; 2011
|Drew Dudley: Everyday leadership - TED.com|
We have all changed someone’s life -- usually without even realizing it. In this funny talk, Drew Dudley calls on all of us to celebrate leadership as the everyday act of improving each other’s liv
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; TEDxFeatured; community; leadership; life; TEDxToronto 2010; 2011
|Larry Smith: Why you will fail to have a great career - TED.com|
In this funny and blunt talk, Larry Smith pulls no punches when he calls out the absurd excuses people invent when they fail to pursue their passions.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; TEDxFeatured; business; failure; happiness; success; TEDxUW; 2011
|Scilla Elworthy: Fighting with non-violence - TED.com|
How do you deal with a bully without becoming a thug? In this wise and soulful talk, peace activist Scilla Elworthy maps out the skills we need -- as nations and individuals -- to fight extreme force without using force in return. To answer the question of why and how non-violence works, she evokes historical heroes -- Aung San Suu Kyi, Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela -- and the personal philosophies that powered their peaceful protests...
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; TEDxFeatured; activism; global issues; peace; tedx; violence; war; TEDxExeter; 2012
|Seth Shostak: ET is (probably) out there -- get ready - TED.com|
SETI researcher Seth Shostak bets that we will find extraterrestrial life in the next twenty-four years, or he'll buy you a cup of coffee. At TEDxSanJoseCA, he explains why new technologies and the laws of probability make the breakthrough so likely -- and forecasts how the discovery of civilizations far more advanced than ours might affect us here on Earth.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; TEDxFeatured; astronomy; life; science; technology; tedx; TEDxSanJoseCA; 2012
|Jonathan Foley: The other inconvenient truth - TED.com|
A skyrocketing demand for food means that agriculture has become the largest driver of climate change, biodiversity loss and environmental destruction. At TEDxTC Jonathan Foley shows why we desperately need to begin "terraculture" -- farming for the whole planet.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; TEDxFeatured; agriculture; environment; global issues; tedx; TEDxTC; 2010
|Brenda Brathwaite: Gaming for understanding - TED.com|
It's never easy to get across the magnitude of complex tragedies -- so when Brenda Brathwite's daughter came home from school asking about slavery, she did what she does for a living -- she designed a game. At TEDxPhoenix she describes the surprising effectiveness of this game, and others, in helping the player really understand the story.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; TEDxFeatured; gaming; global issues; history; social change; tedx; TEDxPhoenix; 2011
|Joe Smith: How to use a paper towel - TED.com|
You use paper towels to dry your hands every day, but chances are, you're doing it wrong. In this enlightening and funny short talk, Joe Smith reveals the trick to perfect paper towel technique.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; TEDxFeatured; entertainment; green; hack; humor; materials; simplicity; tedx; TEDxConcordiaUPortland; 2012
|Todd Humphreys: How to fool a GPS - TED.com|
Todd Humphreys forecasts the near-future of geolocation when millimeter-accurate GPS "dots" will enable you to find pin-point locations, index-search your physical possessions ... or to track people without their knowledge. And the response to the sinister side of this technology may have unintended consequences of its own. (Filmed at TEDxAustin.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; TEDxFeatured; global issues; hack; security; technology; tedx; TEDxAustin; 2012
|Avi Rubin: All your devices can be hacked - TED.com|
Could someone hack your pacemaker? At TEDxMidAtlantic, Avi Rubin explains how hackers are compromising cars, smartphones and medical devices, and warns us about the dangers of an increasingly hack-able world.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; Internet; TEDxFeatured; computers; hack; security; technology; TEDxMidAtlantic; 2011
|Garth Lenz: The true cost of oil - TED.com|
What does environmental devastation actually look like? At TEDxVictoria, photographer Garth Lenz shares shocking photos of the Alberta Tar Sands mining project -- and the beautiful (and vital) ecosystems under threat.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; TEDxFeatured; environment; global issues; oil; photography; TEDxVictoria; 2011
|Tavi Gevinson: A teen just trying to figure it out - TED.com|
Fifteen-year-old Tavi Gevinson had a hard time finding strong female, teenage role models -- so she built a space where they could find each other. At TEDxTeen, she illustrates how the conversations on sites like Rookie, her wildly popular web magazine for and by teen girls, are putting a new, unapologetically uncertain and richly complex face on modern feminism.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; TEDxFeatured; entertainment; fashion; feminism; tedx; youth; TEDxTeen; 2012
|Kent Larson: Brilliant designs to fit more people in every city - TED.com|
How can we fit more people into cities without overcrowding? Kent Larson shows off folding cars, quick-change apartments and other innovations that could make the city of the future work a lot like a small village of the past.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; TEDxFeatured; cities; design; future; technology; tedx; TEDxBoston 2012; 2012
|Peter Saul: Let's talk about dying - TED.com|
We can’t control if we’ll die, but we can “occupy death,” in the words of Dr. Peter Saul. He calls on us to make clear our preferences for end of life care -- and suggests two questions for starting the conversation.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; TEDxFeatured; death; global issues; health; health care; tedx; TEDxNewy; 2011
|Bart Knols: Kill mosquitos, end malaria - TED.com|
We can use a mosquito's own instincts against her. At TEDxMaastricht speaker Bart Knols demos the imaginative solutions his team is developing to fight malaria -- including limburger cheese and a deadly pi
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; TEDxFeatured; global issues; health; insects; medicine; tedx; TEDxMaastricht; 2012
|John Bohannon: Dance vs. powerpoint, a modest proposal - TED.com|
Use dancers instead of powerpoint. That's science writer John Bohannon's "modest proposal." In this spellbinding choreographed talk from TEDxBrussels he makes his case by example, aided by dancers from Black Label Movement.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxBrussels; TED; Talks; TEDxFeatured; biology; dance; entertainment; physics; presentation; science; technology; 2011
|Rodney Mullen: Pop an ollie and innovate! - TED.com|
The last thing Rodney Mullen, the godfather of street skating, wanted were competitive victories. In this exuberant talk he shares his love of the open skateboarding community and how the unique environments it plays in drive the creation of new tricks -- fostering prolific ingenuity purely for passion's sake. (Filmed at TEDxUSC.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; TEDxFeatured; collaboration; innovation; open-source; skateboarding; tedx; TEDxUSC; 2012
|Megan Kamerick: Women should represent women in media - TED.com|
How do you tell women’s stories? Ask women to tell them. At TEDxABQ, Megan Kamerick shows how the news media underrepresents women as reporters and news sources, and because of that tells an incomplete story.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; TEDxFeatured; global issues; journalism; media; tedx; women; TEDxABQ; 2011
|John Graham-Cumming: The greatest machine that never was - TED.com|
Computer science began in the 30's ... the 1830's. John Graham-Cumming tells the story of Charles Babbage's mechanical, steam-powered "analytical engine" and how Ada Lovelace, mathematician and daughter of Lord Byron, saw beyond its simple computational abilities to imagine the future of computers. (Recorded at TEDxImperialCollege)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; TEDxFeatured; computers; engineering; history; technology; tedx; TEDxImperialCollege; 2012
|David MacKay: A reality check on renewables - TED.com|
How much land mass would renewables need to power a nation like the UK? An entire country's worth. In this pragmatic talk from TEDxWarwick, David MacKay tours the basic mathematics that show worrying limitations on our sustainable energy options and explains why we should pursue them anyway.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; TEDxFeatured; alternative energy; climate change; data; global issues; math; sustainability; tedx; TEDxWarwick; 2012
|Jon Nguyen: Tour the solar system from home - TED.com|
Want to navigate the solar system without having to buy that expensive spacecraft? Jon Nguyen demos NASAJPL's "Eyes on the Solar System" -- free-to-use software for exploring the planets, moons, asteroids, and spacecraft that rotate around our sun in real-time. (Filmed at TEDxSanDiego.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; TEDxFeatured; demo; exploration; science; software; space; technology; tedx; TEDxSanDiego; 2011
|Nirmalya Kumar: India's invisible innovation - TED.com|
Can India become a global hub for innovation? Nirmalya Kumar thinks it already has. He details four types of "invisible innovation" currently coming out of India and explains why companies that used to just outsource manufacturing jobs are starting to move top management positions overseas, too. (Filmed at TEDxLondonBusinessSchool.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; TEDxFeatured; business; global issues; innovation; tedx; TEDxLondonBusinessSchool; 2012
|Ken Goldberg: 4 lessons from robots about being human - TED.com|
The more that robots ingrain themselves into our everyday lives, the more we're forced to examine ourselves as people. At TEDxBerkeley, Ken Goldberg shares four very human lessons that he's learned from working with robo
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; TEDxFeatured; art; robots; science; social media; tedx; TEDxBerkeley; 2012
|Ami Klin: A new way to diagnose autism - TED.com|
Early diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder can improve the lives of everyone affected, but the complex network of causes make it incredibly difficult to predict. At TEDxPeachtree, Ami Klin describes a new early detection method that uses eye-tracking technologies to gauge babies' social engagement skills and reliably measure their risk of developing autism.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; TEDxFeatured; cognitive science; mental health; psychology; science; tedx; TEDxPeachtree; 2011
|Michael McDaniel: Cheap, effective shelter for disaster relief - TED.com|
Michael McDaniel designed housing for disaster relief zones -- inexpensive, easy to transport, even beautiful – but found that no one was willing to build it. Persistent and obsessed, he decided to go it alone. At TEDxAustin, McDaniel show us his Exo Reaction Housing Solution and shares how he's dedicating his free time to working with suppliers and manufacturers to prepare for the next natural disast
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; TEDxFeatured; design; disaster relief; global issues; tedx; TEDxAustin; 2012